Code Compliance

The goal of the Maricopa County Planning and Development Code Compliance Division is to gain voluntary compliance with codes and regulations from property owners. The Code Compliance Division only has jurisdiction over zoning violations within the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. For further reference, Code Compliance actions are governed by Chapter 15 of the Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance (PDF).

  1. Process Overview
  2. Track a Violation Case
  3. Compliance Agreement

Filing a complaint is a formal method of notifying the Code Compliance Division of possible building code and/or zoning violations on a specific property. In order to ensure accuracy, complaints must be submitted in writing or online, and all information about the complainant remains confidential unless if subpoenaed should the violation proceed to court.

Typical code compliance violations include:

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Building Without a Permit
  • Dilapidated Structures
  • Drainage Issues
  • Junk, Trash, Debris
  • Overgrown Dried Weeds 

View a diagram showing an Overview of the Code Compliance Process.


For more information on reporting a violation outside the jurisdiction of Maricopa County, please select the appropriate city or town listed below: